Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus) helps improve progesterone levels. While chaste tree berry extract is often used by itself to support women’s menstrual cycles and hormones, it can provide even more help when combined with other hormone-helping herbs. It has been known to normalize short luteal phases and progesterone synthesis and may help relieve other PMS-related symptoms, such as breast tenderness and irritability.
Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) is a phytohormone, meaning it is a plant-produced substance that can act as a replication of human hormones. When wild yam is concentrated in a tincture, it can promote progesterone-like activity to aid in balancing hormones.
Dong Quai helps strengthen thin vaginal tissue (also known as vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis), which can help alleviate symptoms caused by lowered estrogen, such as vaginal dryness, pain during sex, and painful urinary problems. While this usually happens after menopause, cycling women can still experience major hormonal imbalances that lead to these symptoms. At the clinic, we like to pair Dong Quai synergistically with other herbs to promote menstrual regularity.
Red root supports lymph movement and aids in lowering swelling and bloating that occurs from backed-up lymphs. It is an excellent aid for detoxification and supports the liver and the spleen.
Red raspberry has long been used to improve menstrual regularity and lessen the severity of cramps.
Why we love Cycle Balance, the complete hormone helper
I (Dr. Warren) love incorporating chaste tree berry extract for women because of how well it can improve PMS symptoms and hormone dysregulation. This herb is most famous for helping progesterone levels. Low progesterone levels are directly tied to harsh PMS symptoms, mood disorders, and ovulation issues. Thanks to chaste tree berry’s ability to improve progesterone levels, this can improve feelings of depression and anxiety caused by low progesterone levels.
Cycle Balance is intended for cycling females who need hormone-balancing support, particularly to help both progesterone and estrogen levels. This synergistic formula also supports healthy liver function with its detoxifying help from red root. This is vital because progesterone and estrogen are produced in the ovaries and are then sent to the liver to be processed. If the liver is overburdened, this will directly affect your hormone levels.
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